The Shell Graduate Programme

As a commercial graduate joining our Upstream Commercial business on the Shell Graduate Programme, you’ll work with some of our sharpest minds to drive our growth and performance. When joining the programme you’ll experience three job rotations over three to five years, designed to develop your key skills and personal qualities.

The Programme will shape you into an accomplished Shell professional and support you in developing leadership attributes. If you’re curious and collaborative, using your commercial and technical know-how, you’ll gain valuable experience in Shell’s commercial environment. Our aim is to help you become a thriving Shell professional and a future industry game changer.

Upstream Commercial

The purpose of Shell’s Upstream Commercial business is to optimise the value of existing assets and to grow and reshape our portfolio to add more value. You’ll be part of a business that has a global coverage: Upstream International and Upstream Americas. Commercial supports the exploration for oil and gas, the development of projects, the management of existing assets and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business. It’s a dynamic and rewarding environment where you can develop the skills you need to succeed in a global company.

Roles and responsibilities

Given our global nature, our Upstream Commercial business is wide-ranging. You could be supporting the exploration and recovery of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, in addition to controlling the processes that bring these to market.

Roles on rotation might include:

  • Business Development Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Advisor
  • Commercial Advisor
  • Gas Advocacy Analyst
  • Petroleum Economist
  • Portfolio Advisor

In addition, your responsibilities could include:

  • Monitoring and reporting on market and competitor intelligence
  • Constructing economic models to inform business decisions
  • Supporting negotiations
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaising with corporate, technical, financial and legal departments
  • Identifying and executing opportunities

Training and development opportunities

The Shell Graduate Programme is all about turning inquisitive, talented individuals into confident professionals. As an Upstream Commercial graduate, you'll have the opportunity to participate in Upstream and Commercial-specific training modules, as well as a set of Ethics and Compliance, Sustainable Development, Contracting and Procurement, CO2 Strategy, Health Safety Security & Environment Risk Management and Natural Gas modules. You can expect a combination of mentoring, coaching, courses, regular development checks and on-the-job training to help you further your career.

Exciting opportunities for business-minded graduates